Buxton businesswoman to appear on new daytime TV show

Mark Drabble and Melissa Downhill with Danny Sebastian (centre). Photo contributed.
Mark Drabble and Melissa Downhill with Danny Sebastian (centre). Photo contributed.

A Buxton businesswoman is to appear on a new BBC One daytime show where she puts her skills to the test.

Flipping Profit, which airs from April 16 at 3.45pm, will see Melissa Downhill, from Buxton-based Tin Man Scrap and Derbyshire Reclamation, competing against other money makers to see who can generate the most profit from their newly-purchased goods.

The 36-year-old said: “It was good fun and nice to do something different.

“I normally do all of my buying from a desk so it was good to get out and be competing against other people to see who had the best eye for a bargain.”

Each episode of Flipping Profit brings together an antiques expert, a trader and an inspiring upcycler who then have one day to compete for the best deals in town.

Melissa will appear on several episodes of the new series and says some of her more interesting purchases for the show included furniture and fairground items.

She said: “We had no budget and it was our own money on the line so it really was a case of putting your money where your mouth is and hoping you would win and make the most profit.”

This is not Melissa’s first taste of TV stardom, having previously appeared on Storage Hunters which was shown on Dave in 2015.

She added: “I’ve never watched myself back and I wouldn’t as it would make me very self-conscious in front of the camera.”